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Historical Ships

Australia II Sailing Yacht: The Pride of Australia

The 132-year dominance of the New York Yacht Club in defending the America’s Cup was broken in 1983 by the Australia II. This 12-meter racing yacht was superbly designed and skippered by John Bertrand to become the first yacht outside the US to win the fabled cup. The win was so profound that model sailboats of the Australia II started popping up around the country in honour of the win. The Australia II yacht has…
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19/02/2019
Historical Ships

Australia’s Bloodiest Shipwreck – The Batavia

The Batavia Ship is one of those historical ships with a rather impressive history. During October 1628, the Batavia Ship (which was a part of the Dutch East India Company) set sail to the Netherlands and it was full of coins and jewels. As it tried to reach its destination, the ship struck a reef at 40 km off the Western Australian coast. And as people tried to escape the ship, they went towards the…
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04/11/2018
Historical Ships

First Fleet Ships – Australia’s migration history

First Fleet Ships History comes to life when viewing beautiful, exacting models of famous ships which played important roles over the centuries. The famous First Fleet was sent to New South Wales to establish a penal colony that eventually grew to become the country of Australia. Now, you can own a replica of the First Fleet in the form of the two Royal Naval vessels that escorted the first 1,500 convicts, free people, seamen, civil…
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13/08/2018
Historical Ships

What should you know about the HMB Endeavor tall ship?

If you’re passionate about model ships, you definitely want to add the HMB Endeavor to your collection. This is one of the most impressive wooden model ships on the market. And it’s also a replica of maybe the most widely known ship that sailed the seas during the 18th century. The HMB Endeavor was also known as the HM Bark Endeavour. It was a British Royal Navy research vessel commanded by James Cook. He ventured…
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30/07/2018
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